Metals Tuesday 25 June 2019
8 May 2019

Scotland confirms ‘all-in’ Deposit Return Scheme

Scotland’s cabinet secretary for the environment, Roseanna Cunningham, has today (8 May) outlined the Scottish Government's proposals for a deposit return scheme (DRS) for drinks containers. As reported by


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19 June 2019

Aluminium can recycling rate reaches 75% in 2018


Around 75% of aluminium drinks cans were collected for recycling in the UK in 2018, according to figures published by the aluminium recycling body Alupro this month. This represents a 3% increase in the can recycling rate compared...

11 June 2019

Vehicle news in brief (11/06/2019)


With news on: £2m investment by Ward; Biffa safety cameras; an electric bin emptying machine; and, a loading shovel milestone for JCB.

30 May 2019

News in Brief (30/05/2019)


With news on: Recycling Lives completes acquisition; Casepak begins Aylesbury contract; Acumen milestone, and; Pembrokeshire plastics.

10 May 2019

EMR agrees to sell parts of M&W after competition inquiry


European Metals Recycling (EMR) has sold parts of a metals recycling company it acquired in 2017, in order to comply with an order by the Competitions and Markets Authority (CMA). The agreement will see parts of Metal and Waste ...

7 May 2019

Eyes on plastic and aluminium in Q1 packaging data


Some concerns have been raised over plastics and aluminium recycling performance in Q1 2019 packaging recycling data, despite a largely positive performance in other materials. Provisional packaging recycling data for the first ...

26 April 2019

News in brief (26/04/2019)


With news on: NI councils see recycling improvement; Sims opens Cardiff site; Swansea thanks residents; and Powys HWRC to open this weekend. Northern Irish

17 April 2019

Notts crews tackle Newark scrapyard fire


Fire crews from across Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire and Leicestershire are currently dealing with a large industrial fire on Great North Road in Newark, reportedly involving 1,000 tonnes of scrap metal. Fire services were called ...

2 April 2019

BMRA publishes shredder quality guidance


Metals recyclers have been issued with new guidance on the acceptance of materials likely to cause quality and safety issues in metal shredders. The British Metals Recycling Association (BMRA) has made the guidance on acceptance ...

1 April 2019

Waste industry looks to tackle Lithium-Ion battery fires


Sector-led guidance is being drafted to assist waste management companies in handling lithium ion batteries to prevent fires at waste sites. Both the Environmental Services Association (ESA) and the AATF (Approved Authorised ...